Posts Tagged ‘Viva Palestina’

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De-funding jihad from England: suggested reading

December 29, 2014

Here’s a round-up of news stories that we didn’t have time to cover in the latter half of 2014 about British authorities’ efforts to crackdown on fundraising for jihadists overseas…

  • The UK Charity Commission has frozen the bank account of Viva Palestina, an aid group that has delivered cash to Hamas (h/t El Grillo)… more>>
  • Police are trying to trace the network that raised the €20,000 for Amal El-Wahabi to send to her husband to fight infidels and apostates in Syriamore>>
  • British bureaucracy led to a two month delay in applying sanctions against Kuwaiti men who sent piles of money to the Islamic State (h/t BPA)… more>>
  • The Charity Commission is investigating 86 groups for terrorist financing risks, with 37 of them active in Syria… more>>
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Recommended reading: front charities, ATM bombings, and sanctions violations

January 30, 2014
  • Members of a terror cell that bombed ATM machines across Bahrain have been convicted for detonating explosives and laundering money… more>>
  • Money for training of Islamic militants around the world was routed through Vienna by the Turkish charity IHH, reports a Bosnian newspaper… more>>
  • An Iranian-U.S. dual citizen packed 44 boxes of blueprints and technical specs about the F-35 fighter jet and shipped them off to Iran.  Customs agents weren’t fooled by his shipping label: “House Hold Goods”… more>>
  • Four years after it was revealed that IFCO helped funnel money for George Galloway to Hamas, the IRS might strip IFCO of its tax-exempt status… more>>
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Hamas financing news: recommended reading

November 14, 2013
  • Viva Palestina, the British “charity” that raised funds for Hamas, has been removed from the UK Charity Commission’s registry charities due to apparent inactivity… more>>
  • Auditors says billions of euros sent to the West Bank and Gaza have been wasted, stolen, or cannot be accounted for—so why not send even more?  Oy vey!
  • Talk is cheap.  The UK Charity Commission thunders in public about cracking down on terrorist front charities, but behind the scenes they’re letting groups like Interpal fund Hamas with impunity… more>>
  • Hamas’s Khaled Meshaal experiments with speed dating—after a first a surprise tête-à-tête to seek financial aid from Erdogan in Turkey, Meshaal plans on a visit with the mullahs in Tehran to discuss the same.  Who will win the rose?  More>>
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Viva Palestina: the next Holy Land Foundation?

October 28, 2010

The Holy Land Foundation trial centered on HLF’s illegal funneling of money from the United States to Hamas.  Muslim Americans are rightfully sitting behind bars for their crimes in the HLF case.  But another organization—Viva Palestina US—seems to be getting away with strikingly similar activities today with impunity.

The back story

The Investigative Project on Terrorism released a report earlier this year on Viva Palestina, a Hamas front group launched by the notorious George Galloway.  IPT finds that Viva Palestina, “and its American affiliate, Viva Palestina US, claim to be involved in providing humanitarian donations to the Palestinian people. The operations of these two connected organizations, however, are clearly political in nature and have provided material and propaganda support to Hamas, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).”

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